How to Fix a Memory Dump

By Jackson Lewis

A Windows Memory dump is better known to computer users as the "Windows Blue Screen of Death." A Windows XP memory dump occurs when a program's dynamic link library file is missing or is corrupted. This in turn causes fatal Windows system errors, and the computer fails to recover. A memory dump can also occur from a misallocation of memory, which results in a computer application looking for memory in the wrong place and dumping the computer's operating system. A memory dump usually occurs when your computer's registry needs to be cleaned. There are several registry cleaners on the market, including CC Cleaner and Uniblue's Registry Booster.

Things You'll Need

  • registry cleaning program

Step 1

Download and install a registry cleaner on your computer. CC Cleaner is a free downloadable registry cleaner, but there are many out there, and they all follow the same steps to clean the computer's registry.

Step 2

Open the registry cleaning program that you have downloaded. Select the equivalent menu option to run the application on your computer. Registry cleaning programs will inspect your computer for broken memory references from existing applications that can result in memory dumps as well as broken memory links from applications that you have removed from your computer.

Step 3

View the files that are being removed and cleaned on your computer by selecting the "analyze" or "view registry fixes" menu button on your registry cleaning software. If any of the links that are being removed or fixed belong to an active program on your computer, you might want to consider removing the application if your memory dump problem occurs again.

Step 4

Restart your computer after the registry cleaning program is finished fixing errors on your computer. The memory dump problem will now be fixed.